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Artful Dodge

Artful Dodge


Target creature is unblockable this turn.

Flashback {{U}} (You may cast this card from your graveyard for its flashback cost. Then exile it.)

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Artful Dodge Discussion

Kirtanei on Ninjutsu Tempo

19 hours ago

How about Agent of the Fates ? He's got Deathtouch, so attackers get cautious and he's a prime Artful Dodge target.
You could also switch Ronin Warclub for Livewire Lash and use Artful Dodge to ping creatures.
Livewire Lash can also make Agony Warp very effective.
How about Abyssal Persecutor for a beefy creature? Just Ninjutsu him up when you don't need him anymore.
Alternately there's Nyxathid which could be decent against an aggro Deck as they'll probably empty their hands quickly, or Master of the Feast , though he's riskier.

evilclown5609 on Izzet a Budget Beatdown *need help

1 day ago

i hate to tell you this but... just about every instant and sorcery is wrong. You have this ugly mix of late game control and aggro that just doesn't work. Cut all of your sorceries and all of your instants because your creatures get pumped from every instant or sorcery you play its important to play as many as possible as soon as possible. Here's a list that could make your deck three or four times better.
-4 Hands of Binding
-4 Hidden Strings
cipher is terrible for one reason.It triggers after damage so no extra damage dealt to your opponent.
-4 Mizzium Mortars waste of resources on an enemy creature you shouldnt care about to begin with
-4 Teleportal artful doge is much much much better
-4 Izzet Charm good but waste of resources
-4 Weapon Surge first strike doesn't matter if its unblockable haha
+4 Titan's Strength +6/+1 ....yes please
+4 Artful Dodge one drop unblockable with flashback
+4 Mizzium Skin because better safe than sorry
+4 Magma Spray instant [pillar of flame] so yes
+4 Aerial Formation just incase you don't get a Artful Dodge
listen i know this was long but it'll help I promise

daumynator on This is Weird

3 days ago

I think having a Nivix Cyclops would boost this deck to new heigts, especially with Artful Dodge

SobbingAcorn on Acid Rain

3 days ago

I have: Blighted Agent , Murmuring Phantasm , Giant Growth , Groundswell , Phytoburst , Distortion Strike (better Artful Dodge ), Hinterland Harbor . I'd recommend adding Glistener Elf , which I also have.

Collygon on Kiln Fiend

4 days ago

Firstly, Manamorphose is unnecessary as the mana help is not needed at all because you one have two colors, and there are a plethora of better draw card spells out there. Ancestral Recall is very good, or if you want more help with Kiln Fiend I'd recommend Accelerate or Balduvian Rage . Titan's Strength is okay, but Dragon Mantle outdoes it in my opinion, and you can scry with cards like Dissolve or Thassa, God of the Sea . Instead of Nivix Cyclops I highly recommend Charmbreaker Devils . They have a high cost, but they get a huge bonus, and allow you to take back a random Instant or Sorcery from the graveyard. Artful Dodge is good, but I would rather get Thassa, God of the Sea in order for you to make room for more burns or counters. There is also Rift Bolt , an excellent early game card. Play its suspend turn one, then your opponent will be wary to casting a creature spell, then next turn your Kiln Fiend is out without worries and you just hit your opponent for three. Lastly, though this card is completely optional and not going to benefit the deck greatly, but will add fantastic casting power, is Future Sight . This basically increases your hand by one, and still works great with the scry ability. Hope this helps!

Sogatog on Poison in your veins

6 days ago

Nice deck, a lot more interesting than the hordes of mostly homogeneous green infect decks out there. Definitely looks like fun.I would agree about taking out Thrummingbird , if it's the first creature to get through it won't do anything, and even otherwise, it can only add one counter at a time, while all your other creatures can add multiple with each swing if you pump them. Besides, you seem to have a sizable enough creature count without it. Mutagenic Growth isn't a bad option, either, since it's essentially free to play. I would also add Distortion Strike . It pumps a creature and makes it unblockable, and it has rebound. I'd drop either Aqueous Form or Artful Dodge for it, you want to have as many pump spells as you can, and a lot of your creatures have evasion already. It also might be good to add another Virulent Swipe or Vampire's Bite , they seem to be packing some good value for being non-green pump spells. Another thing you could try is Boon of Erebos , it can pump a creature or save it from removal, as needed. Also, I would cut the Unholy Strength s for Predator's Gambit s, they do the same thing but add a bit of extra evasion sometimes, so it seems like an easy upgrade. Other good auras you might try are Demonic Appetite and even better, Unstable Mutation . Both give a pretty solid boost for just 1 mana.

Matsi883 on Storm and Eggs

1 week ago

@treeman258: In answer to question 1, Artful Dodge is usually Grapeshot number three, with the added bonus of being able to be discarded.

For number two, you expect me to go three colors on eleven lands with a "budget" deck. You lose consistency while you gain it.

RogueDeck on mono blue ninja

1 week ago

Peel from Reality can be good sometimes, like bounce an opponent's creature and return a ninja to your hand, but if you don't control a creature you can't cast it because you need the second target, but there is Curfew that don't target (it hit Progenitus !).

Not sure how are your testing going with Pin to the Earth , but I think Distortion Strike , Artful Dodge , Shadow Rift , Writ of Passage , Vapor Snag , Unsummon and Curfew could be useful, but if you need to destroy something them maybe Rapid Hybridization or Pongify would be good with Mistblade Shinobi to remove the token.

Once your running 12 one drops and one of them is Zephyr Sprite , but no Spellstutter Sprite around, them Signal Pest could be an interresting substitute or keep Zephyr Sprite and test Pin to the Earth instead of Spellstutter Sprite , you know, I not sure how is your play style, just keep testing and changing your deck to fit it and your meta.

ah, you said something about sideboard, well it would depend on what you play against, but I made a list for this:

Link bellow:


In this list I'm using Trinket Mage to fetch artifacts like Ornithopter , Darksteel Citadel , Sai of the Shinobi and I make a toolbox out of the sideboard, so then it would be much easier to find the answer you need, like Engineered Explosives (hit tokens and transformed cards like Werewolves and Delver of Secrets  Flip with zero counters), Grafdigger's Cage (against grave recursion and other stuff), Meekstone (against fatties), Pithing Needle (if you got a problem, Name it), Tormod's Crypt (grave hate), Aether Spellbomb (can be useful) and the fourth Trinket Mage .

Those are just some ideas, I hope it help. Price

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Color(s) U
Cost U
Converted cost 1
Avg. draft pick 9.22
Avg. cube pick 12.95


Format Legality
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Modern Legal
Pauper Legal

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Set Rarity
Dark Ascension Common